September 8, 2008
Dapto Pick a Part opened in September 2008. The Franke family had been running a successful metal recycling yard in the northern suburbs of Wollongong for over 30 years, when Michael Franke decided to pursue his love of cars and start a dismantling business in Dapto, just 5 minutes south of the city of Wollongong.
New Trade Office
April 10, 2010
The business operates on 10 acres of beautiful South Coast land. On opening day in September we had a stock of 1000 cars on the lot and 5 staff members. In the early days we concentrated mainly on the self serve yard, but in 2009 we expanded to a new trade office with dedicated trade salesmen to cater to the smash repair, mechanical and wrecking yard industries. We operate a free delivery service for our local customers that runs twice a day. We also have a delivery run that goes as far south as Ulladulla, to cater for our South Coast Customers. We also run a third delivery truck to Sydney twice a week, for pick up and drop off of parts. We also send parts to every state in the country. We buy late model stock from the auctions and have our own tilt tray for pick up of vehicles in the Illawarra area. In the last 9 years we have purchase over 12000 vehicles of all makes and models. Some go into the self serve yard, others are taken to our trade section to be dismantled.
July 1, 2011
In 2010 we purchased a Le Fort 500 shear baler that is capable of crushing and baling up to 100 cars a day. So when the cars have reached the end of their shelf life and have no viable parts left on them, they are crushed and baled and sent off to our metal recycling plant for metal recycling. Everything is recycled here. The vehicles are bought, fuel and oil is drained and recycled. Parts are resold to consumers and the skeleton of the car that is left is crushed, baled and sold as scrap metal.
June 20, 2015
In 2011 we started construction of a new dismantling and inventory shed that is 1500 square metres. It houses 2 hoists where we have two fulltime pickers dismantling the new vehicles as they arrive. Our despatch area is also located in the shed along with 20 racks 2 story’s high of inventoried parts ready to go.
March 12, 2016
In 2016 we set up a fully operational Mechanical workshop and we now employ a fulltime qualified mechanic and apprentice. We do pre-sale checks on parts and are able to do our own warranty work when required.
The most reliable used and aftermarket parts dealer, with competitive pricing, prompt deliveries and friendly staff. Would highly recommend to everyone.
We have been using Dapto pick a part since we opened 4 years ago. They have Great Customer service, with good quality new and used parts and reasonable prices. Highly Recommended!!
We have dealt with Dapto Pick a Part for many years now, as our used and after market parts supplier. As our business relies on quick and accurate delivery on quality and correct parts. To this end we have had no complaints. The staff seem very switched on in regards to makes and the models of vehicles, which in itself is a nightmare with todays vehicles. Parts are always good quality and correct, with prompt delivery.